Elena was born and spent most of her life in St. Petersburg, Russia - a city of artists, ballet and music, or a cultural capital of Russia as most people say. For example, in St. Petersburg it’s a common practice to skip classes being not at club, but in Hermitage or art galleries.
Although Elena was interested in arts from childhood, she got Master’s Degree in finances and built a good career in investment area in Russia: she was an author and an editor of several text-books printed for universities and professional educational centers, had a department under supervision, and was a well-known expert on mutual funds.
However, in 2005 Elena started learning academic drawing and painting and her life started turning into another way. So, in 2009, when Elena moved to Canada and settled in Vancouver, she decided to quit finances and devote herself to the arts. The same year Elena opened an art studio for children and adults under RUSART Fine Arts name.
While Elena likes to take advantages of every medium she prefers painting in watercolours and oils. Since oil is very deep and complex medium, every day Elena enjoys painting and learning something new. Started as a realist she’s gradually moving to surrealism and imagination painting creating her own world full of colours, love and energy.
Exhibitions and art shows:
- 2010 - (group) Positively Petite, Place des Arts, Coquitlam
- 2011 - (individual) Vancouver Media Art, Vancouver
- 2011 - (individual) New Westminster Cultural Crawl
- 2011 - (individual) West End Community Center, Vancouver
- 2011 - (group) Positively Petite, Place des Arts, Coquitlam
- 2011 - (group) New Westminster Artist Group, New Westminster
- 2012 - (group) Art Square, New Westminster
- 2012 - (group) Visual Verse - 2012, New Westminster
- 2012 - (group) Elemental Show, New Westminster
- 2013 - (group) Visual Verse - 2013, New Westminster
- 2013 - (group) Small and Crafty Show, New Westminster
- 2014 - (group) New Westminster Cultural Crawl, New Westminster
- 2014 - (group) Wonderland, North Vancouver Art Council, CityScape Art Gallery
- 2016 - Van Gogh meseum exhibition at Oakridge Centre, 1st place award
- 2016 - (group) Art Squared, New Westminster Art Council
- 2016 - (group) Positively Petite, Place des Arts, Coquitlam
- 2016 - (group) Fall Classic Art Show, Rusart Fine Arts Co., New Westminster
- 2016 - (group) Slavic Gala, UBC